North American B-25J-20-NC (TB-25N) Mitchell "Carol Jean"

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    North American B-25J-20-NC (TB-25N) Mitchell "Carol Jean"

    Twin-engine medium bomber; gull wing mounted at mid-fuselage; twin vertical fins and rudders; tricycle landing gear; powerplants: 2 Wright R-2600-13 radial engines turning three-blade, Hamilton Standard full-feathering propellers, 3.8 meters (12 foot 7 inches) in diameter.

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On March 11, 1939, the U.S. Army Air Corps requested bids from aviation companies interested in competing for a large contract to design and build a new medium bomber. Lt. General James H. Doolittle's Tokyo Raiders flew sixteen B-25 Mitchell bombers from the aircraft carrier "Hornet" to attack the Japanese home islands on April 18, 1942. The U. S. Army Air Forces, U. S. Navy, and five Allied nations operated the Mitchell during World War II. North American Aviation Inc. built 9,817 until production ended in 1945.

Wingspan: 20.3 meters (67 feet 7 inches)

Length: 15.9 meters (52 feet 11 inches)

Height: 4.9 meters (16 feet 4 inches)

Weight: Empty, 8,766 kg (19,480 lb)

Gross, 15,750 kg (35,000 lb)

Engines: (2) Curtiss-Wright R-2600-13, 1,700 horsepower